UK Tea

If You Reboil Your Kettle To Make Tea, You're Doing It All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you reboil water when making a cuppa, you could actually be spoiling the taste. That’s according to chairman of the UK Tea and Infusions Associat...

How A Cuppa A Day Could Keep Dementia Away

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to prevent dementia in old age, you should drink a daily cup of tea. That’s according to new research, which found drinking black (such ...

A Home Or A Distraction?

Emma Williamson | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Williamson

One day I woke up and thought, I think I should work from home permanently. That day I signed myself up to a different world. Working from home can be extremely challenging. It can be difficult to concentrate when the whole house is in a state of disarray (especially when you have four kids and it's minutes before school run).

So What Do You Do?

Emma Williamson | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Williamson

Do I tell them how, every morning I get up, get ready, wake my partner and four children up and try and nag them out of bed to go to work/school, whilst making breakfast, emptying the dishwasher and respond to half a dozen of email before 8am?

How Much Thinking Do You Do About Your Tea Drinking?

Roderick Stuart | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Roderick Stuart

When you're enjoying your next cup of tea, it might be worth sparing a minute to think about the person who picked the leaves that go into your brew. By opting for fair trade you can be safe in the knowledge that tea growers are getting a fair price, and that your cuppa is creating a difference in the world.

When Is A Bargain Too Good To Be True?

Michael Gidney | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK
Michael Gidney

We depend on these people, and they depend on trade with us. They deserve a fair deal for their hard work. We mustn't allow exploitation, child labour or poverty pay to continue. We must demand greater transparency from companies.

Yorkshire Tea Takes On Twitter Troll… And Turns Him Into A Friend

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK

Would be Twitter trolls take note – if you don’t do your research you could end up looking pretty foolish. The official account for Yorkshire Tea ...

Eat Your Way To Clearer Skin

Jessy Ball | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jessy Ball

Aside from living a stress-free life, drinking plenty of (still & filtered) water, regularly exercising and having a good skincare regime (cleanse your face morning, night and after exercising) - many people don't consider the foods they eat to play a part in your complexion.

Seven Reasons Great Britain Is Truly Great

Cheryl Muir | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Cheryl Muir

I know we've had a tough year. Brexit is nothing to be sniffed at. But our country is beautifully unique. From the woman who didn't think twice about waving goodbye to England seven years ago, I would like to remind us all of what makes our country truly great.

The Health Benefits Of Green Tea Explained

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For some, green tea can be an acquired taste. But judging by some of its health benefits, the pungent tea is well worth the scrunched up face. Here, w...

Squirty Aerosol Tea Has Upset A Lot Of Brits

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As if 2016 hasn’t been challenging enough; the universe seems totally hellbent on making Britain suffer till the bitter end. The most recent blow to...

The 'Rate My Tea' Twitter Account Is The Height Of Britishness

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget rating meal deals. Nowadays it’s all about embracing one’s heritage by offering up opinions on other people’s tea-making skills. In what ...

British Grandmother Soothes Frightened Nice Tourists With Cups Of English Tea

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK

A British grandmother has revealed how she calmed frightened tourists in the aftermath of the Nice terror attack – with soothing cups of English tea...

12 Reasons Why Tea Kicks Coffee's Ass

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We Brits have always been proud of our ability to drink gallons of tea. But it seems that a usurper is in the midst. A 2016 study found that for every...

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Across Tea Communities

Sarah Roberts | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK
Sarah Roberts

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also exists to remind people that globally there is still much to be done to accelerate gender parity.

Leaf It Out: It Really Is Time for Tea

Samantha Baines | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Tea gets a bad rep these days as everyone is so bothered about that strong smelling coffee stuff and tea is suffering. If one more coffee drinker tells me about magic beans, you'd think I lived in a panto. We've forgotten how good tea is and how much we love it, let's bring tea back into fashion London.

How Our Eating Habits Have Changed In 40 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We may know more about diet and nutrition than ever before, but it looks like our love of fast food hasn't diminished, as sales have skyrocketed in th...

January Favourites

Agnes Troszt | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Agnes Troszt

Coconuts are boss. Fact. All coconut product is really high in fat and fat tastes good. It is as easy as that. However, it contains medium chain fatty acids which give your body instant energy and it doesn't get stored in the fat cells. Hooray!

Coffee And Tea Have Merged To Create A Lovely Liquid Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Those who can't decide which they love more out of tea and coffee could be saved hours of pondering - because some genius has created a coffee/tea hyb...

There's a Company Trying to Change the World... By Selling Tea Towels

Tom Bailey | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bailey

Let me take you back to the 12th of September, 2015: Jeremy Corbyn has just won the Labour Leadership election with a landslide victory and 59% of the vote. There's a speech, a pub, some red flags and wait, what's that? A tea towel?

Good and Proper Tea + Super Scrumptious Crumpets | The Bower, Old Street

Chris Osburn | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

Imagine something good and properly British making the London street food rounds that's not so much newfangled - and definitely not contrived - but traditional and comforting and prepared with thoughtfully sourced product and served with a friendly smile.

The History of Afternoon Tea in London

Olivia Greenway | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

There is something reassuringly British about afternoon tea. When it first arrived in the London in the 17th century, tea was expensive and only for the rich. By the 19th century, everyone was drinking it, thanks mainly to cheaper tea from the new colonies of India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

Five Luxury London Hotels for Afternoon Tea

Olivia Greenway | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

A favourite of the Royal Family, being the closest luxury hotel to Buckingham Palace, The Goring Afternoon Tea is an elegant indulgence and strictly for adults. Polite tent cards suggest you put business matters to one side and turn your phone off.

You Are Not Sad or Lonely if You Drink Tea

David Ready | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Ready

Tea drinking is a part of our national identity, a part of our social routine, a routine that has echoed across the world, even in the United States, with many referring to us Brits as tea-drinkers, rather than the European coffee lovers.

The Journey to Sustainable Tea Could Benefit Us All

Sally Uren | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Sally Uren

For many of us tea is part of our everyday lives. From providing the centre piece for social functions, to being an integral part of a Buddhist's meditation ritual, tea as a drink is woven into the fabric of millions of lives around the world. After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Global consumption of tea jumped 60% between 1993 and 2010 and we now drink more than 3 billion cups a day.